December 13, 2012
When it comes to having players’ names on the backs of their jerseys, many schools of thought exist. Some believe that the old school approach of no names, just numbers on the backs of jerseys is more traditional, and shows the players that the game is less about the man than about the team as a whole. Some don’t care, and when it comes to jersey sales as well as fan knowledge, having the player’ s name on the back of his jersey makes everything easier.
Well, Notre Dame, not surprisingly, doesn’t have its players’ names on the backs of their uniforms. Or, should I say the team usually shies away from the practice. For the BCS National Championship Game on January 7th, Notre Dame will have their players’ names on the backs of their classic jerseys. This will mark the second time in the last two years this has happened. The last time being when Notre Dame played in the Sun Bowl in 2011 against the University of Miami. Notre Dame eschewed the practice of no-names on their blue uniforms three times already, but January 7th against the Alabama Crimson Tide will mark the 4th.
Authentic Store Buzz: Pro League Authentics has just come out with a new exclusive line of apparel. The Legends Line- Wilt Chamberlain. A fan of Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, or maybe you just know him as Mr. 100. Wilt Chamberlain was a basketball legend, considered by many to be the most athletic and talented player to ever strut onto the NBA hardwood. The big man, who wore number 13 and was famous for wearing the sweatband on his head, once dropped 100 points in Hershey, PA. PLA has the exclusive line of shirts of the Wilt Chamberlain line.
As the NFL season continues, PLA continues to provide a great selection of authentic NIKE NFL jerseys including the newest one, a home blue Andrew Luck jersey. In fact, PLA is now offering 50% off on any NIKE NFL jerseys. All are authentic. Check our selection out on our website, call up the store to inquire, or keep track of our Facebook Page and Twitter feed for daily updates.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: When the Angels changed names from Anaheim to Los Angeles, what changed about their logo? Answer to come tomorrow.
Wednesday’s answer: The original star was just a solid shape of a star, no outline.
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